Biosphere Project

Welcome to my middle school Biosphere Project! I designed this project with an ecology and interconnectedness focus, but I’ve had ideas of adding in some sociology and government facets.

Take a look at the work some of my 7th graders submitted this year!

I allowed some of my students, with permission, to make their biospheres in a digital format. I’ve never seen this program before, but these boys did a great job! They even included an art gallery that features exhibits from the former Earth.

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These boys were really creative with their research center and neighborhood!

IMG_0553This group of boys really made me laugh by creating their biosphere ON THE SUN!!!

IMG_0567A great Neptune biosphere by this group of girls.

These girls made the cutest mini domes featuring all their biomes and farming regions.

Another great one featuring a very detailed human area, with a pet dog!

These girls invented their own planet and made it fully unicorn themed! I love their enchanted forest and their farm domes!

Another great one. These girls included a hub in the middle to represent the machinery keeping their biosphere going.

Wonderful job by this team of girls! Their biosphere even has a clear dome skylight with a working fan! I love their human area!

This biosphere has such great detail! I loved this little robot work station!

This group even included a generator! I love the creativity!

 

Here’s a few links that’ll get you started if you’re interested in doing this project with your own students! 

  1. Start with a free introductory reading about Biosphere 2 in Phoenix available here. 
  2. Check out the project packet here! 

  3. Newsela also has a related article here: What is a biosphere? 

Published by laneylee

I'm an international teacher in Abu Dhabi. I am seeking new ways to support teachers. I currently run a Teachers Pay Teachers store focused primarily on Middle School Science, and I am working on writing my first book on classroom management.

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